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                                        42 USC 8625
Sec. 8625. Nondiscrimination provisions

(a) Prohibitions

    No person shall on the ground of race, color, national origin, or 
sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be 
subjected to discrimination under, any program or activity funded in 
whole or in part with funds made available under this subchapter. Any 
prohibition against discrimination on the basis of age under the Age 
Discrimination Act of 1975 [42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.] or with respect to 
an otherwise qualified handicapped individual as provided in section 794 
of title 29 also shall apply to any such program or activity.

(b) Procedures applicable to secure compliance

    Whenever the Secretary determines that a State that has received a 
payment under this subchapter has failed to comply with subsection (a) 
of this section or an applicable regulation, he shall notify the chief 
executive officer of the State and shall request him to secure 
compliance. If within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 60 
days, the chief executive officer fails or refuses to secure compliance, 
the Secretary is authorized to (1) refer the matter to the Attorney 
General with a recommendation that an appropriate civil action be 
instituted; (2) exercise the powers and functions provided by title VI 
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.], the Age 
Discrimination Act of 1975 [42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.], or section 794 of 
title 29, as may be applicable; or (3) take such other action as may be 
provided by law.

(c) Maintenance of civil actions

    When a matter is referred to the Attorney General pursuant to 
subsection (b) of this section, or whenever he has reason to believe 
that the State is engaged in a pattern or practice in violation of the 
provisions of this section, the Attorney General may bring a civil 
action in any appropriate United States district court for such relief 
as may be appropriate, including injunctive relief.

(Pub. L. 97-35, title XXVI, Sec. 2606, Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 900.)

                       References in Text

    The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, referred to in subsecs. (a) and 
(b), is title III of Pub. L. 94-135, Nov. 28, 1975, 78 Stat. 728, as 
amended, which is classified generally to chapter 76 (Sec. 6101 et seq.) 
of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see 
Short Title note set out under section 6101 of this title and Tables.
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 
88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241, as amended. Title VI of the Civil 
Rights Act of 1964 is classified generally to subchapter V (Sec. 2000d 
et seq.) of chapter 21 of this title. For complete classification of 
this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2000a 
of this title and Tables.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 8626b of this title.

General Information Federal Coordination and Compliance
Federal Coordination and Compliance
Title VI Hotline: 1-888-TITLE-06
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Deeana Jang
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, NWB
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530

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